School Districts Awarded $25,000 Grants

At a time when school systems across the country are stepping up efforts to educate the “total child,” five school districts have been awarded grants of $25,000 each to expand learning opportunities and enhance college and career readiness, announced today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. The grants will provide the districts with funds to build partnerships, capacity and structures to offer more and more varied learning opportunities to their students.

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The five districts chosen to receive the grants include:

  • District of Columbia Public Schools (Washington, D.C.)
  • Boone County Schools (Florence, Ky.)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Goochland County Public Schools (Va.) in partnership with Richmond Public Schools (Va.)
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Tenn.)